The 27-inch iMac is both sleek and stylish with its aluminum design, quad-core processors, FaceTime HD camera and more. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the features in this all-in-one desktop from Apple, like the LED-backlit display, wireless connectivity and up to three times faster graphics.
What You Need To Know
The aluminum design of the iMac is striking.
The 27" glossy screen is the biggest you can get with an all-in-one.
The display has a good amount of tilt to it, which will help if you are worried about glare.
The screen itself is bright and vibrant, with very good color reproduction.
There is an SD card sot next to the optical drive.
The back has 4 USB ports, 1 Firewire 800 port and 2 Thunderbolt ports.
Thunderbolt can handle 10 GBs each way, making it twice as fast as USB 3.0.
While there are currently many more USB 3.0 peripherals, we are starting to see more Thunderbolt peripherals hitting the market.
The 27-inch iMac ships with Lion so if you don't have it already, you are going to have to get used to the backwards scrolling.
If the Magic Mouse isn't magical enough for you, you have the option of ordering it with the magic track pad.
Backwards scrolling started with the Lion OS and it can be extremely frustrating at first.
The scrolling is just like an iPhone: swipe down to scroll up and vice versa.
Lion seems like it was built in anticipation of a touch screen interface.
The iMac is slim and powerful and this model has a quad core i7 processor so it can handle almost anything you throw at it.
These machines can handle heavy work loads with the best of them.
This is a 3.4 GHz i7 processor along with a 1 GB graphics AMD Radeon processor.
The iMac comes with 4 GB of RAM and though Apple is normally stingy with RAM, it's fine because their RAM is usually overpriced.
This iMac will handle up to 16 GB of RAM thanks to its 4 RAM slots.
Extra RAM is cheap online and easy to install.
Starts at $1,799 and the model we reviewed hear is $2,300.